Education Assessment Coordinator (Part-Time)

Location: Takoma Park, MD
Date Posted: 05-27-2014
Education Assessment Coordinator
(Part-Time, 20 hours/week)
Department of Education
Closing Date – Open until filled. 
For best consideration please apply by August 13, 2018

Overview of WAU  
Washington Adventist University (WAU) is a Christ-centered institution of higher education that supports a culture of excellence where all feel valued.  Nestled in a desirable residential community in Takoma Park, Maryland, WAU offers its faculty and staff an environment where professional expertise is valued and lasting connections between co-workers are formed as we work together to ensure the success of our students.  Regardless of title, every employee supports WAU’s vision of producing graduates who bring moral leadership and competence to their communities.  Faith is infused in all that we do to fulfill our vision - from weekly chapel services with faculty, staff and students, to opportunities to participate in mission trips, to semi-annual community service days - our employees experience the WAU difference every day.
Position Summary:
This part-time position (20 hours per week) supports the WAU Department of Education’s accreditation requirements through the collection, analysis and reporting of required data.  The incumbent works closely with both the Chief of Operations and Compliance and with the chair of the Department of Education.  The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, able to work independently and collaboratively, and have an understanding of Seventh-day Adventist education accreditation standards.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Collaborates with state and NAD personnel to obtain educational data
  • Collects performance-based assessment data at the end of each semester from course instructors.
  • Monitors current state and denominational regulatory practices and maintain all records required to certify and maintain accreditations
  • Informs and advises the faculty, staff and students of all relevant rules and guidelines set forth by governments and other regulatory bodies
  • Retrieves data from Institutional Research and from faculty, and shares aggregated data with faculty on a semester basis at Teacher Education Council Meetings.
  • Manages and analyzes data; collects documentation related to assessment and accreditation
  • Reviews analyses of activities, operations and forecast data to determine department’s progress toward state goals and objectives
  • Participates in departmental and University activities
  • Master's degree (M. A.) required. Early childhood, Elementary Education, or  Educational research preferred
  • Some doctoral studies work desired.  Terminal (doctoral) degree preferred. 
  • Experience with state and denominational accreditation, licensure programs
  • Significant knowledge and skill in analyzing data and preparing reports for state, federal and accrediting agencies
  • Experience with Title I and/or Title II
Title VII Exception Notice:
Washington Adventist University is committed to equal employment opportunities, and does not discriminate on basis of gender, disability, age, race, color, or national origin. The University reserves constitutional and statutory rights as a religious institution and employer to give preference in employment to members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and claims specific exception from Title IX provision as set forth in 34 CRF (and subsections), insofar as they conflict with the Seventh-day Adventist teaching and practices.
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